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Great Views in the Heart of a Locals Neighborhood

25 Reviews
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Property type condo
Minimum Stay 5 nights

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One Bedroom, Centrally Located with Divine Views in San Francisco

Stellar Views and Access to Superbowl Fun in a San Francisco Neighborhood

Don’t miss a chance to stay in a classic, 1920s building in one of San Francisco’s hottest, local neighborhoods. Magnificent views of the entire span of the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay and all the way to Marin are right outside the window. A panoramic 360 view of the entire city beckons from the roof top and the building has a small shared garden in the back.

This cozy, sun-drenched apartment has been recently remodeled with Brazilian Cherry wood floors, Italian marble in the bathroom and stainless steel appliances. The entrance is on a flat street and the building has an elevator.

Walk to the Bay, Marina Green, the Presidio, Chrissy Field, Fisherman’s Wharf, North Beach and Chinatown. Chic Polk and Union Street shopping, abundant music and dining are right outside the door. Some of the City’s best wine bars and stores are down the street. I am the editor of a magazine that covers wine and restaurants and will gladly share my insider tips. Great shopping and dining on Fillmore and Chestnut are also an easy walk. The Cow Hollow neighborhood has a walk score of 98 and is the perfect place to experience San Francisco as a native.

Urban hiking opportunities abound on the architecturally stunning Russian and Nob Hill. Running and biking paths along the Bay are just a few blocks away. Easy access to downtown museums, Union Square, the Embarcadero and shopping as several major bus lines stop right outside the building.

The apt has a fantastic kitchen and big fridge if you want to cook it. It also has a flat-screen TV, CD system, radio and DVD player. Wireless is included.

The Golden Gate Bridge and wine country of Sonoma and Napa are easy to access from this location. The area is full of delicious restaurants, from the high-end Gary Danko and La Folie to great little Vietnamese places and little cafes. A great, organic grocery store is down the street for all your cooking needs and you can walk to the Farmer's Market at Ft. Mason. So you can dine out a huge range of restaurants or cook in with top-notch ingredients during your stay.

This is a high-request property. I urge you to email as I am not always able to response to phone requests. This property is not suitable for children or anyone under the age of 18. Thanks.

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  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible

Liza Zimmerman
Member since: 2012
Speaks: spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 22, 2016
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About Liza Zimmerman

I am a food and wine writer and magazine editor, who was raised in New York lived in Italy for many years. I travel extensively and didn't always love SF when I visited. The food and wine were always divine but I think some of that had to do with generic downtown hotel locations. From the time I moved to my current area I have been in love with this City.

Liza Zimmerman purchased this condo in 2010

Why Liza Zimmerman chose San Francisco

The minute I saw my apartment I saw what it could become. For me, it's my little paradise in the sky with views that inspire me to write all day long.

Unfortunately our roof access has been restricted. However the views from my unit are almost as good!

What makes this condo unique

This is my actual home and not a secondary one. So it is cozy: read lots of great wine and unique art. I hope to make your stay as fantastic as possible with my insights on dining, drinking, hiking and enjoying our city. I might even leave you a nice bottle of wine to drink!


based on 25 traveler reviews

Great Views in the Heart of a Locals Neighborhood
average rating of 4.44 based on 25 reviews
London, United Kingdom

Feels like home

  • 5 of 5

Had a great stay!

The host has some really good recommendations for just about any interest. Great location , and The cold beers in the fridge on arrival topped it off

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Charming, Cosy, Convenient & Views

  • 4 of 5

We spent 5 days in this charming apartment. We really did feels as though we were living as locals. The apartment is away from the main bustle of the tourist areas but within easy reach of them all either by foot, bus or cable car. Plenty of great restaurants and wine bars close by in Polk Street and easy access to the extensive Muni public transport system so easy to get out exploring and easy to get home from almost anywhere. The apartment is small and cosy and the views fabulous. Liza was extremely helpful, efficient and easy to deal with. We had a ball !

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location with a fantastic view of the Golden Gate Bridge

  • 4 of 5

My wife and I stayed at this apartment for 12 days. It was perfect for us. We felt right at home. It is close to a great strip of bars and restaurants. It is easy access to the city and other great parts of San Francisco. You also have an excellent view of the bridge. (Great in the evening over a glass of wine)

Although we didn't get to meet Liza in person, she was absolutely delightful to deal with and went out of her way to make us feel at home.

We would definitely consider staying there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect one bedroom get away

  • 5 of 5

This apartment in Cow Hallow was the perfect central place to stay for our trip to San Francisco! We were able to walk to most places and or easily catch and Uber. There are places to eat within walking distance and the location is on a main road, which was ideal. The neighborhood is safe and there were no concerns for walking around in the evening or at night. The view from the window was just perfect and as pictured!!! You can wake up and have the view of the bridge or watch the sunset in the evening. There was NO noise from outside since the apartment faces the back vs the street. There is one bed, one couch, a few kitchen chairs, one bathroom, and one kitchen. We were planning to sight see most of the day, so this fit our needs when we got home at the end of the night. It was comfortable and everyone was jealous we found a place with such a view! I'd definitely recommend staying here!

  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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lovely place

  • 5 of 5

I so enjoyed my stay. The apt is centrally located and has a beautiful view of the bridge. It was a nice walk to the Marina (where there are great running trails) to take in other views. The bars and restaurants are a hoot and local on Polk and Union.

  • Submitted: May 21, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Killer view and great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I wanted to stay in this beautiful City as locals. This apartment is charming and well located. It was easy to get to Fisherman's Wharf and other attractions. There are many good restaurants on nearby streets and also grocery stores. The building is an older gem and well maintained. We loved the sunset from the window. The owner was also kind and gracious in helping us get settled.

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
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Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
There are lots of great wine bars (and dive ones)
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
there are courses in the City and on the Ocean
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
there are manyh great dining options on Union/Po
Car: not necessary

My apartment is across the street from Russian Hill, which is the ultimate locals' neighborhood. It is full of everything classically San Francisco: great wine bars, restaurants, organic grocery stores, cafes, great shopping, urban hiking and biking and lots of live music. You can walk to amazing high-end and simple restaurants, great coffee bars, galleries and nightlife.

Please no not call if you are interested in renting the place. I can't respond to the number of calls I receive. If you are interested, pls email me and if the dates work I will get back to you.

It is an easy walk to top destinations like Fisherman's Wharf, the Marina Green, Chinatown and North Beach. Transit is easy to Union Square and downtown museums, as many major buses stop right outside the apartment.

Cow Hollow is upscale, safe fun and architecturally stunning. I am a national magazine editor and have written about restaurants and the wine business here for many years and wouldn't live anywhere else. I will be happy to provide you with my list of insider food and drink destinations.


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Tax Rate 14.0%

No pets are allowed. The apt is ideal for two.

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Cow Hollow Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) This is a fantastic, comfortable bed., Twin or Single Beds (1) Pull-out couch for one extra person. Additional charges apply.
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Tennis ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Private Pool ...
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
There a great gym just a block away. You can walk to the farmer's market near Polk and event the Ferry Building. Swimmers can also walk down to the Bay and take a dip at places like the Dolphin Club (if you can take the water temperature!)

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